NPR's John Ridley explains why it's not OK for Dr. Laura to use the N-word


Today on Morning Edition, co-host Steve Inskeep and commentator John Ridley discussed Dr. Laura Schlessinger's use of the N-word and her subsequent resignation because of criticism over the incident.

Ridley said Schlessinger's use of the N-word was a "speed bump" in the conversation that served to slow down listeners and got them to consider other things she said about race that were troubling.

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